John Godey

Pseudonym of Morton Freedgood. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He started his writing career by publishing articles and short stories in Cosmopolitan, Collier's, Esquire, and other magazines while working full-time in the motion picture industry in New York City. He is the creator of 'Jack Albany', an actor who is mistaken for a mobster.


Titles and year of publication:  

 'Jack Albany' Novels
 1) The Reluctant Assassin (Also published as: A Thrill a Minute with Jack Albany [1967])  1966
 2) Never Put Off Till Tomorrow What You Can Kill Today  1970
 Other Novels
 1) The Gun and Mr. Smith  1947
 2) The Blue Hour (Also published as: Killer at His Back [1955] and as: The Next to Die [1975])  1948
 3) The Man in Question (Also published as: The Blonde Betrayer [1955])  1951
 4) This Year's Death  1953
 5) The Clay Assassin  1959
 6) The Fifth House  1960
 7) The Three Worlds of Johnny Handsome  1972
 8) The Taking of Pelham One Two Three  1973
 9) The Talisman  1976
10) The Snake  1978
11) Nella  1981
12) Fatal Beauty  1984